Greenville’s Foley, Wells’ Chase receive academic scholarships

Nick Foley of Greenville and Anya Chase of Wells were both recipients of a $2,000 Maine McDonald’s All-State Academic Scholarship during Friday night’s Maine McDonald’s all-star banquet at the Anah Shrine Hall in Bangor.

Foley and Chase were selected for the scholarships from among the 10 boys and 10 girls previously selected to the Maine McDonald’s All-State Academic Team.

Foley, who last weekend led the Greenville boys basketball team to the Class D state championship — the program’s first state title since 1954 — is ranked second in his senior class academically and plans to attend Bowdoin College beginning this fall followed by law school.

He captained the Lakers’ soccer, basketball and golf teams, and this winter Foley broke the school record for career points in boys basketball.

He also is a four-year member of Key Club and has served as student council treasurer and class vice president. He has participated in the debate team, school marketing project, school musical productions and attended Dirigo Boys State.

Chase also ranks in the top two of her class at Wells and is a three-year member of the varsity basketball team who also played field hockey, soccer and softball. She has been recognized with the Western Maine team sportsmanship award, SMAA field hockey team sportsmanship award, and field hockey offensive player of the year award.

Chase has received the Dartmouth Book award and the AP Scholar with Distinction Award and is a four-year member of the math team, an eighth-grade math tutor and serves as treasurer of the National Honor Society.

She has been accepted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she plans to study biological engineering and play on the softball team.

North wins 3 of 4 all-star games
The North teams earned victories in three of the four games held during Saturday’s McDonald’s Maine Senior All-Star Games held at Husson University’s Newman Gym.

The Classes AA/A/B South girls kicked off the action by taking the first game of the morning with an 84-81 victory over the AA/A/B North all-stars. The Classes AA/A/B boys then sent the North contingent on a three-game winning streak, piling up a day’s best 145 points in a 145-120 victory over the South.

In the Classes C/D games, the North boys defeated the South C/D all-stars 114-89 and the North C/D girls held off the South stars 79-74.

In the AA/A/B girls game, Meghan Graff of South Portland paced the South with 19 points and Nathalie Theriault of Poland added 15. Cheverus of Portland’s Emme Poulin paced the North with 23 points and John Bapst of Bangor’s Grace Philippon chipped in with 14.

In the AA/A/B boys contest, Hermon’s Jacob Godfrey poured in 29 points to lead the North to victory. Hermon’s Keenan Marseille added 26 points.

South Portland’s Noah Malone paced the South with 19 points and Jake Kane of Greely in Cumberland Center added 18.

In the C/D boys game, Taylor Schildroth of George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill scored 30 points to lead the North by the South while Fort Kent’s Jacob Daigle added 20 points.

Richmond’s Zach Small scored 27 points to lead the South and Old Orchard Beach’s Ian Regan added 19 points.

In the C/D girls game, Houlton’s Kolleen Bouchard and Central of Corinth’s Sydney Allen each scored 21 points to spark the victory.

Richmond’s Sydney Underhill-Tilton paced the South with 16 points while Boothbay’s Page Brown and Madison’s Sydney Leblanc each added 13.

Ernie Clark

About Ernie Clark

I'm a veteran sportswriter who has worked with the Bangor Daily News for more than a decade. A four-time Maine Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, my coverage areas range from high school sports to mixed martial arts.